Mount olympus comprises one of the most popular albeit interesting ski mountaineering destinations within the greek territory ski mountaineering.
In ancient greek religion and mythology the twelve olympians are the major deities of the greek pantheon commonly considered to be zeus hera poseidon demeter athena apollo artemis ares aphrodite hephaestus hermes and either hestia or dionysus they were called olympians because according to tradition they resided on mount olympus.
While many tourists to greece profess an interest in hiking to the top of mt olympus the mythical home of the greek gods few actually do mt olympus is consistently passed over by most groups.
The main greek gods were zeus roman name jupiter married to hera zeus is lord of the sky the rain god his weapon is a thunderbolt which he hurls at those who displease him.
Earlier images and descriptions of dionysus depict him as a mature male bearded and robed holding a fennel staff tipped with a pinecone however in later images the god is show to be a beardless sensuous naked or seminaked androgynous youth.
Sky deities sky deities are gods and goddess of the light sun moon and winds they are deities that control the celestial bodies and the weather.
The stories of the gods and goddesses from ancient greek mythology are hugely popular their characters have been popularized and subsequently immortalized by famous ancient greek playwrights such as homer and hesiod.
Hyperion hyperion was the titan god of light the father of the three shining gods of heaven eos the light of dawn and day helios the sun and selene the moon.
ii gods spirits and ghosts a primitive gods the mantra a protomalay tribe claim to be descended from mertang the first magician who was the child of two persons called drop of.